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Free Game Friday: Gordon Ramsay Dash, Mimpi Dreams, OddPlanet

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.

Adidas's New UltraBOOST Uncaged Exists Because People Hacked Their Shoes Up

Adidas says that its new $240 UltraBOOST Uncaged sneakers were “inspired by consumer customisation, and a global trend that started last year”. That global trend wasn’t actually something that Adidas had forecast, though — and it started because sneakerheads were buying the company’s original UltraBOOST running shoes and cutting off the plastic mid-foot cage to show off the knitted fabric underneath. So, Adidas took the hint and made its own.

Gizmodo Movie Night: The Best Computing, Sci-Fi And Hacking TV Shows And Movies

It’s almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week, rig up your firewall and turn on all your antivirus programs — these are the best computer and hacking TV shows and movies streaming online right now.

Malware Caught 10,000 Facebook Users Unaware In Three Days

Last week, a malicious group tricked almost 10,000 Facebook users into sharing their email addresses and password with a phishing attack, discovered by Kaspersky Lab, that then went on to spread itself to those users’ friends and family through seemingly innocuous Facebook messages. South America was especially hard hit by the infection.

Toyota Eyes Robots For Cars And Home Help

The researcher hired by Toyota to spearhead its robotics and artificial intelligence efforts says the automaker’s production principles can be applied to build affordable helper robots for rapidly ageing societies. Robot makers are struggling with the same scale challenges that the auto industry overcame with the “miracle” that occurred when Henry Ford developed the assembly line, says Gill Pratt, the chief executive officer of Toyota Research Institute. Toyota’s vaunted production system later showed how to make cars both more cheaply and reliably, despite mistake-prone humans’ role in manufacturing, he says.

Ask Gizmodo: Should My Kid Learn To Drive Manual Or Automatic?

Dear Gizmodo, My daughter is about to get her L-Plates and our family have been talking about whether it is worthwhile for her to learn on a manual or not. Is it still a useful skill given how common automatics are — and especially with new technologies such as electric engines?

Deals: Become A Master Coder In Just 12 Weeks

So you’ve dreamed of being a coder and working for a big software company…but where to start? Some might look to on-campus training, but that can be time-consuming and expensive. Word to the wise: you can get the same education online with the Interactive Coding Bootcamp, available to Gizmodo Australia readers at an enormous savings.

Here's The Cheapest Prices For AMD's Radeon RX 480 In Australia

Looking to upgrade your computer with a graphics card that can handle VR, or you’re looking to build a PC on the cheap for gaming at 1080p with a bit of dabbling at 1440p resolutions? That’s the crowd AMD is trying to hit with their new Radeon RX 480, and it manages to do so admirably.

But just like games, you’ll want to make sure you get the best possible deal. So to help you out, here’s a list of some of the cheapest RX 480’s in the country.

App Deals: Combine Camera And Photo Editor In One With Vignette

Today’s best deals include Vignette for Android, Unito for iOS and Client For Dropbox for Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!

Google's Next Version Of Android Is Called Nougat

After asking the sweet treat-eating public to help name the next version of its smartphone operating system, Google’s Android 7.0 ‘N’ now has an official name. And it’s Nougat.

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